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Monday, June 16, 2008

Another fatal accident

The ABH reports on another fatal hit-and-run that occurred on Saturday on Commerce Rd.

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle who fled the scene after fatally striking a woman Saturday night as she walked on the northbound shoulder of Commerce Road with her 3-year-old son.

Nayaskeika Cooper, 19, was only 200 feet from her driveway, just south of Pinefield Way, when the driver of the unknown vehicle struck her on her left side about 9:10 p.m. and knocked her into a ditch, Athens-Clarke police said.
It's so senseless. How can someone blithely strike a human being with an automobile and continue driving along? Why are we forcing people to walk on a "shoulder" instead of a safe and accessible sidewalk?
Words fail.

Our thoughts & prayers are with Ms. Cooper's son and her family.

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